Ewan McGregor ruined adventure motorcycles. His production the “Long Way Round,” is the “Eat, Pray, Love” for motorcycles, a perfect first-world-problem piece that shows the only way to experience borderless wanderlust is through hugely expansive and expensive endeavours through third-world countries. Fun? Yes. Achievable? Not for many.
Since that production, adventure bikes have exploded in both popularity and features, while people in cubicles the world over have fantasised about dropping it all, buying a GS, and heading into parts unknown. And adventure bikes have evolved to fit these increasing demands. Once simply armored-up road bikes, they now come saddled with the latest in riding tech, and horsepower numbers that would shame sportbikes of 15 years ago.